Nelson DeMille's John Corey hunts down 'The Lion' for the final kill
Award-winning voice actor Scott Brick, who has narrated over 400 audiobooks since he launched his audiobook career in 2000, introduced one of his favorite clients, master storyteller Nelson DeMille at BookExpo America 2010 with a reading from of a scene from DeMille's latest John Corey blockbuster, The Lion (Grand Central Publishing; June, 2010), the long-awaited sequel to his huge thriller The Lion's Game, first published ten years ago. DeMille went through the development of the John Corey character and the epic battle between Corey and his arch-enemy Asad Khalil, from the first John Corey novel, Plum Island, through the fourth in the series, Wild Fire, which he never intended to become a John Corey novel. The #1 New York Times bestselling author then reflected on the autobiographical elements of the John Corey character and his inspiration to create a completely politically incorrect character as his detective hero, and contemplated the future of John Corey thrillers in a world at war with terrorists. DeMille then took questions from fans in the audience focusing on his research for the third John Corey novel and an earlier blockbuster, Nightfall and Mayday, respectively; the inspiration for his ninth novel, Spencerville; his views on outlining plots before writing the novel; his analysis of creating a strong character in audiobook readings; the impact of the growth of e-books on book publishing; and what Scott Brick calls the 'Gatsby Moment' in The Lion.
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